Exploring the Connection Between Chicken Nuggets & Chips, Food, and Autism


– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 cup milk
– 2 cups vegetable oil
– 2 cups frozen french fries


1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.

2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

3. Pour the milk into a separate shallow bowl.

4. Dip the chicken cubes into the milk, then into the flour mixture, making sure to coat them evenly.

5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

6. Add the chicken cubes to the hot oil and cook for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

7. Remove the chicken nuggets from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

8. Place the frozen french fries in the same skillet and cook according to package instructions.

9. Serve the chicken nuggets and french fries together.

Tips for Autism:

– Use a variety of colors and shapes when cutting the chicken into cubes to make the meal more visually appealing.

– Use a variety of dipping sauces to add flavor and texture to the meal.

– Use a variety of spices to add flavor to the chicken nuggets.

– Allow the person with autism to help prepare the meal, as this can be a calming and rewarding experience.

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